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This guy stopped watching porn — and he wants you to know why. Gender activist Ran Gavrieli felt that most of the images he saw in porn encouraged negative, even violent, attitudes toward women, despite a recent wave of feminist porn. So he pulled the plug, and found that his personal sex life and private fantasies became much more fulfilling.
In his talk at TEDxJaffa, he advocates for physically and emotionally-safe sex, as well as erotica that shows a wider range of fulfilling sexual experiences — including the intimacy of human connection, laughter, and touch. Watch his talk here.
It’s important not to categorize sentiments like these as “anti-sex” - someone advocating for a wider range of erotic, sexual experiences is clearly not anti-sex.
If you’re concerned about how people are being changed by the media - advertisements, consumerism, misleading stereotypes in television shows, and so on - you should be concerned by how you, and others, are affected by the sexual media you choose to consume.
Let’s work to create women-friendly sexual norms in our society. I think Gavrieli is taking a step in the right direction.